Biology major Sharita Hill awarded ‘Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship’

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Biology major Sharita Hill has been awarded the 2014 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship. This is a national competition which requires several levels of evaluation. Hill is expected to graduate this May and will pursue her Master’s in Education at John Carroll University in the fall of 2014.

Hill has been working on her senior thesis project while interning at Case Western Reserve University, serving as a research assistant and program facilitator for the Infectious Diseases Alliance. She is also the current president of Students of Science at Ursuline. Hill is a mother of two and a Cleveland native.

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Track and Field Program Wins First G-MAC Title in School History

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By Tim Ertle, Sports Information Director for the Ursuline Arrows

In what was a complete team effort, the Ursuline College track and field program captured the first ever Great Midwest Athletic Conference title in school history on Saturday (April 19) afternoon.

The Arrows won the meet with 260.5 team points to finish directly ahead of host Cedarville University’s 238. Alderson Broaddus University took third with 89.5 to finish in front of fourth place Trevecca Nazarene University’s 82. Central State University (47) and Kentucky Wesleyan College (9) rounded out the six-team field.

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Seven days of perception: today

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The countdown to Easter Sunday has come to an end, so now we celebrate! Let’s forever live through our senses. And, always remember to reflect, celebrate and love life.

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Seven days of perception: taste

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One day: As we countdown to Easter Sunday, we are talking some time to really live through our senses. Let’s reflect, celebrate and love life (before, during and after the peeps and mini-eggs). 

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Ursuline College student Nancy Wilson receives top social work award

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Ursuline College is proud to announce that the Cleveland Region (III) of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers named Ursuline College student, Nancy Wilson, the recipient of the 2014 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Student of the Year Award. Wilson, a Brantenahl resident, is currently a senior social work major. She received the award in March at the 4th Annual Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare.

In addition to completing her social work degree this May, Wilson has earned certification as a chemical dependency counselor assistant and paralegal. She is currently employed at Murtis Taylor in the correctional advocacy and re-entry support program, facilitating dual diagnosis support groups, providing case management services, behavioral health and alcohol/drug screening and community support and advocacy for agency clients. She is also an active member of the College community, currently serving as president of Ursuline’s Social Work Organization.

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Seven days of perception: inhale

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Three days: As we countdown to Easter Sunday, we are talking some time to really live through our senses. Let’s reflect, celebrate and love life (before, during and after the peeps and mini-eggs). 

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“And there’s nowhere in the world I’d rather be”

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Selena Quintanilla-Pérez would have turned 43 today; instead, the “Queen of Tejano Music” was killed by the president of her fan club at age 23.

Selena was born on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas, and made her recording debut in the ’80s, going on to become an award-winning recording artist in the Latin music scene. Her hit albums include “Amor Prohibido,” “Selena Live” and her last album “Dreaming of You,” which was released posthumously in 1995. Her life story was popularized int he movie Selena starring Jennifer Lopez.

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Seven days of perception: feel

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Four days: As we countdown to Easter Sunday, we are talking some time to really live through our senses. Let’s reflect, celebrate and love life (before, during and after the peeps and mini-eggs). 

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Op-Ed: the gender wage gap

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By Avery Friedman, CNN Legal Analyst and Ursuline College Distinguished Visiting Professor in Constitutional Law, in response to Women in Ohio made only 76.9 cents for every $1 men made; wage gap much wider for minority women published by Cleveland.com April 15, 2014.

Years ago, I was on a panel with the iconic Gloria Steinem. We found commonality in trying to convince people of the need for an Equal Rights Amendment (“ERA”) which sought to remove the institutional obstacles American women face in many aspects of life. She commented to me after the program that women were earning 60 cents for every dollar men earned doing the same job. This idea seemed outrageous to me at the time. It seems outrageous today. The effort to pass the ERA went up in smoke, but it would have avoided the need for President Obama to sign several executive order guaranteeing equal pay for women from federal contractors.

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